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Patrick J. Hurley

Partner, Corporate Department


Phone: 1(713) 860-7328
Fax: 1(713) 353-3328


Patrick Hurley is a partner in the Corporate Department at Paul Hastings and is based in the Firm’s Houston office. Mr. Hurley works on mergers and acquisitions with both public and private companies. He also advises them in public and private securities offerings, including Rule 144A offerings, and private equity financings as well as other corporate financings. He has extensive experience in the energy sector.

Mr. Hurley leverages his breadth of corporate knowledge and securities law experience to assist clients in growing and protecting their business interests.


  • Advised Aquadrill LLC in its approximate $1 billion all-stock merger with Seadrill Limited.
  • Advised Genesis Energy, L.P. in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Tronox Ltd.’s alkali business, the world’s largest producer of natural soda ash. Also advised on related $750 million preferred unit financing and public offering of $550 million of senior notes.
  • Provided counsel to Sanchez Energy Corporation in a strategic, 50/50 partnership with affiliates of Blackstone Inc. to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s working interest in approximately 318,000 gross acres in the Western Eagle Ford for approximately $2.3 billion.  Also advised Sanchez Energy Corporation in a Rule 144A offering of $500 million in senior secured notes.
  • Served as counsel to Genesis Energy, L.P. in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Enterprise Products Partners L.P.’s offshore pipeline and services business, significantly expanding Genesis’ offshore presence.  The deal included related public offerings of $750 million in senior notes and approximately $394 million of common units.

Matters may have been handled prior to joining Paul Hastings. 

Practice Areas

Securities and Capital Markets

Mergers and Acquisitions





Texas Bar


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1999

Trinity University, B.A. 1996

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